The server will be closed until I am less busy and have more free time to run it.
Firstly, running a Minecraft server requires too much maintainence, and without duncan to help with the updates and whatnot, its a torture fixing up bugs.
Secondly, I have gotten much more busy since I’ve started running the server and can’t be on the server moderating it all the time. Hire more staff? This is a cracked server. Most people who join this kind of servers are usually hackers who want the server to be destroyed. If I were to accidentally hire someone who wants the server down(which happened MANY times), I would have to restart over, or like the latest incident, keep finding a way to get rid of them.(which requires even more time)
Thirdly, since Mojang started up their new copyright bullshit, stating that I am not allowed to sell items, all of our hard effort is gone to waste. Setting up GarCoin to sell Guns, which are by the way, NOT Mojang’s property, ended up being a waste of time and effort. And if I were to continue running the server, I will need donations, and who would donate to a server, if all they gain from it is a bunch of cosmetic stuff? Noone. And also, if I were to follow their new rules, it would require me to do all the plugins and configuration ALL OVER again, which also brings me back to my second point, where I don’t have enough time to do all those configuration.
Forthly, I’ve been running the server for 3 years, and I had many major downfalls, like GarTF and getting DDoS’d. Its been up for a long enough time, and its a pretty big achievement to have run a server with an average of 30+ players online. Its been a good 3 years.
I may not be closing it down forever, and I might sell the server ip and files to someone else if they wanted it, so don’t think of this as the end to GarCraft, think of this as a new beginning.
P.S, I will be moving to a different kind of gameserver, one that requires MUCH less maintainence, maybe a real Team Fortress 2 or Garry’s Mod server?